Some of you might have noticed I posted my retirement income in the morning. I decided to take it down as there is risk of affecting the source of the income, and it is not worth it for some additional views.
Throughout the life of my blog, I have tried to value-add by posting information no one else does, such as my portfolio and insurance claims experience. This is sensitive information that no one with their real name or right mind would be doing. Neither is there any reward for doing so. All I have received are hateful messages from insurance agents who have their own agenda.
Besides the personal risk, I’ve been thinking of how sustainable it is to devote as much time and money it takes for me to run this website. I have refrained from running any ads on this site so not to affect the reader’s experience. But I cannot do this for free indefinitely. Many bloggers stop and drop off the face of the earth because it no longer makes sense to keep producing free content. It would be a shame if I do that.
I’m considering closing off access to many of my articles, especially those related to investment and portfolio. These would be limited to those who are willing to know the inner thoughts and workings of a sophisticated investor with access to hundreds of thousands and privileged banking services. If figuring out which bank account pays the highest interest makes a big difference to you, or think that debt = bad, this isn’t the site for you. There are plenty of other websites out there that offer free mass market advice. That isn’t here.
I’m obviously not writing because I depend on the income. The chief reason is a desire to be authentic and forthright about my thoughts. To be myself without fear of reprisal. To share knowledge and experiences that no one else shares but will deeply benefit. If I reduce viewership but get more quality, it is quite a worthwhile trade-off for me.
I’ll be taking a few days to consider the options.
Thank you for reading.